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2014-09-22 08:32:22

Online State Archives are a remarkable resource for librarians, historians, genealogists, students and teachers. WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- DigitalStateArchives.com has completed a three-year effort to consolidate and categorize materials from the online archives of all 50 states. "State archives hold some incredible collections," says David Sarokin, the creator of the Digital State Archives website. "The trick is knowing where to find them." Digital State Archives...

2014-07-29 12:33:02

WASHINGTON, Va., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sons of Confederate Veterans, a heritage organization which represents approximately 30,000 male descendants of the Confederate States Army, has accused officials of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia of "exhibiting the same kind of narrow minded prejudice and knee-jerk bias that has always been the enemy of brotherhood and understanding." The group, known as the SCV, was created in 1896 and is based in Columbia,...

2014-06-27 23:10:07

Cheatham Hill and the 150th anniversary of the Civil War battle at Kennesaw Mountain (GA) are honored in the second posting of the summer War Cry Heal Union series from Ew Publishing. Bryan W. Brickner discusses the unrepresented citizen-soldiers on both sides of the battle and finds middle ground for all in the American constitutional concept of We the People. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 “The tunnel Federal soldiers dug on Cheatham Hill is still visible,” opened political...

2013-11-25 23:00:11

Living Legacy Tree Planting Ceremony Took Place on November 19, 2013 at Gettysburg National Military Park as Part of Dedication Day Gettysburg, PA (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 In commemoration of the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War, the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership has launched a legacy project of national significance. The Living Legacy Project is a simple yet eloquent plan to plant one tree for each of the 620,000 soldiers who died, as a living memorial for their...

High-Resolution 3D Sonar Images Taken Of Sunken US Navy Ship USS Hatteras
2013-01-21 07:45:44

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The only US Navy warship to be sunk in the Gulf of Mexico during the Civil War has been painstakingly detailed using new 3D sonar imagery at its resting place in the murky southern waters. The new images paint a detailed description of how the vessel may have met its demise: a gaping shell hole in the ship´s hull. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration´s (NOAA) Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS)...

2013-01-14 23:00:29

Rich in historical details, this character-driven, fast-paced novel views the Civil War through the eyes of a man battling what doctors in that era called "soldier's heart" (PTSD). Readers learn that many southerners felt conflicted about the war, slavery, conscription and the role of mercenary blockade-runners. Estero, Florida (PRWEB) January 14, 2013 "The Reckoning" is the first-person account of Ed Canfield, a blockade runner battling his own demons and deadly foes on every side....


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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